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I have sister who is diagnosed with quadriplegia, by interviewing her with the suspected condition. Her doctor also conducted a complete physical and neurological examination. X-rays and myelography of the spine are done to examine for any blockages in the spinal cord for her. Beside this, her doctor found she has not fractures in the bones that surround the spinal cord, so I want to hear what treatment for quadriplegia we could expect. I would appreciate if you could tell us more about this problem.

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Treatment of quadriplegia begins at the scene of the accident, this is the most important to know. It is done for very important purpose, to prevent further damage from occurring at the scene of the spinal cord injury. That is why health care professionals strap the injured person to a special type of board and place a brace around the person's neck. Important part of first treatment is to ensure the neck and head are prevented from moving by being placed in a special metal device known as a halo. Medications known as diuretics and steroids are administered to decrease any buildup of fluid in the spine. After additional therapy for quadriplegia, surgery is often performed to remove any pieces of bones. It is also done to fuse or combine any unstable sections of the bones that surround the spine. Health care providers also need to make sure that many types of complications are avoided or treated quickly in this kind of patients. To provide support to the abdomen area due to weak muscles, a bandage known as an abdomen binder is wrapped around. To prevent blood clots, quadriplegic patient is given special stocking to wear on the legs.
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